Transcript of a report of a theft submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal accusing Sarah McDonald (Cruidhgortan [Cruairtein], Tiree) and her sister Mary McDonald (Treshnish, Mull) of the theft of a pair of shoes in September 1856. The shoes, which belonged to Mary McLean (dairymaid to and residing with A. McLean Esq, Pennycross), were stolen from Pennycross (Pennyghael) Bridge in Mull. It is mentioned that McDonald’s father ‘emigrated to America some y[ea]rs ago’. The report provides physical descriptions of Sarah and Mary McDonald.
Colour photograph of the gravestone of Captain Hugh MacKinnon (1845-1915), Kirkapol, and his wife Annie, in Tiverton Cemetery, Ontario, Canada, in 2000. Hugh emmigrated to Canada with his parents Donald and Margaret MacKinnon in 1852.
Sepia tone portrait photograph of Colin Cameron and his wife Jessie McDonald (b. 1877) on their wedding day in Brunswick, Australia on 13 November 1927. Jessie was the daughter of Hugh MacDonald (1850-1927) and his first wife. He emmigrated with his parents from Balinoe to New Brunswick, Australia, in 1853.
Small black & white phototgraph of the McLean family on the Ringing Stone in 1934. L-R: Effie, Donald Archie, Isabel, Mary and George. Although they lived in Linlithgow, they spent most summer holidays with family on Tiree. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Colour photograph of Priceville, Ontario, Canada in the snow in around 2010. The donor of the photograph lives in the farming community that her Tiree ancestors settled in in 1851, after emigrating to Canada on board the ‘SS Conrad’. Her Tiree ancestors include McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons. The photograph is accompanied by genealogical information about the donor’s ancestry.
Extensive account of the genealogy, life and career of Captain James Campbell, Balemartine (1900-1978), by Noni Brown, Australia, 2020. James Campbell left Tiree at 15 years old and worked on ships around the world before settling in Australia where he worked his way up the ranks of the Australian Coastal Shipping Companies. His parents were Neil and Isabel Campbell, Balemartine. The account includes photos, family histories and compositions.
Birth and death certificates for Murdoch MacKinnon (1875-1906), Balinoe. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). Murdoch became a policeman and moved to South Africa with his brother Donald MacKinnon, also a policeman, in around 1903-06. Murdoch died in Cape Town, aged 31.
Colour photograph of the gravestone of Murdoch MacKinnon (1875-1906), Balinoe, in a graveyard in South Africa. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). Murdoch became a policeman and moved to South Africa with his brother Donald MacKinnon, also a policeman, in around 1903-06. Murdoch died in Cape Town, aged 31.
Black & white photograph of Donald MacKinnon (1872-1945), Balinoe, with his wife Annie MacKinnon and son Donald Roderick MacKinnon in around 1912. Donald’s parents were Roderick MacKinnon (1833-1879) and Marion Brown (1840-1924). He left Tiree in around the late 1890s and worked as a police constable in Glasgow. He married Annie MacLeod in June 1902 and they had a daughter, Isabella MacKinnon, who was born in Glasgow on 30 March 1903. Sometime between 1903 and 1906 the family emigrated to South Africa where Donald and his brother, Murdoch MacKinnon, worked as policemen. There, Donald and Annie had another two children: Joan and Marion. Donald died in South Africa in 1945 (death certificate).